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Fertility Indicator [message #11572] Wed, 11 January 2017 12:39 Go to next message
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I am having challenges in reproducing the mean number of births to women for the 5 different age groups in the 2007 Zambia DHS. This is for Table 4.2 on Page 57

Any assistance would be appreciated -- thank you!

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Re: Fertility Indicator [message #11586 is a reply to message #11572] Thu, 12 January 2017 11:29 Go to previous message
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A response from Dr. Shireen Assaf,


Table 4.2 of the Zambia 2007 Final report does not have mean number of children ever born by the 5-yr age groups. However the code below can be used to match the remaining background variables.

use ZMIR51FL.dta, clear

gen wt= v005/1000000

* overall mean of 6.5 for women 40-49 as in the Table
mean v201 if v012>39 [iw=wt]

* by wealth categories, for other categories just change v190 to the other variable names (i.e. v025, v106, v024)
mean v201 if v012>39 [iw=wt], over(v190)

* not in the table but mean by 5-yr age groups
mean v201 [iw=wt], over(v013)

Thank you,


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